LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Mason Sisk is back in court Wednesday for the third day of his capital murder trial. Sisk is accused of killing his parents and three siblings in September 2019 when he was 14 years old.
During Tuesday’s testimony, the court heard from several witnesses including the family friends who the Sisk family visited in Florida the weekend before the murders and first responders on the scene that September night.
Dr. Jonrika Malone was one of the first witnesses called during Wednesday’s proceedings. She is the state medical examiner who performed the autopsies on John, Mary Sisk, 6-year-old Grayson Kane, 4-year-old Aurora, and 6-month-old Colson. Autopsy photos for all five were shown in court.
Jurors have been crying through all of the photos, especially those of the Sisk children.
After Dr. Malone’s testimony, Judge Chad Wise had court break for an extended lunch as the next witnesses were expected to have lengthy testimony.
The first witness after lunch was Limestone County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Fields, who was one of the first deputies to enter the Sisk home on Ridge Road the night of the murders. His body camera footage from that night was played for the courtroom, it shows him being the first to make contact with Sisk after he dialed 911.
The footage also showed first responders and EMTs working in the house, everyone has been shot in their bed with Sisk’s baby brother, 6-month-old Colson, laying in bed between his father John, and stepmother Mary. All were shot in the head.
A Deputy in the video is head to say, “Either that little boy [Mason Sisk] is completely traumatized by what he’s just seen or he’s going to be a suspect. He’s acting completely weird.”
Fields was asked by the defense about what deputies are trained to do after placing someone in custody. He said they are trained to read them their rights.
He was also asked if there was any consideration to getting Sisk a phone call, DHR representative, or crisis services. Fields said, “Not from me. I was focused on the inside of the house.”
The state’s next witness was Andrew King who worked as a Limestone County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy in September 2019. Body camera footage from King was also shown to the courtroom.
The video showed King standing near the patrol vehicle in which Sisk was placed. In the video, King says, ” The sheriff’s en route…I’ve got the caller detained until we can verify his story,” as well as “I patted him down, put him in cuffs, took his phone.”
King can later be seen putting Sisk in then-Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely’s vehicle and Blakely asks him to take the handcuffs off Sisk.
The body cam footage ends with Sisk being driven away by Blakely.
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